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Table 5. Components of private sector gross job gains and losses by firm size, seasonally adjusted

Table 5. Components of private sector gross job gains and losses by firm size, seasonally adjusted

                                      Gross job gains and job losses      Gross job gains and job losses
                                           (in thousands)                   as a percent of employment

    Category                                 3 months ended                      3 months ended

                                   Mar.    June    Sept    Dec.    Mar.   Mar.   June   Sept   Dec.   Mar.  
                                   2013    2013    2013    2013    2014   2013   2013   2013   2013   2014
Total private by firm(1)

Gross job gains                   6,350   5,929   5,746   5,897   5,621    5.7    5.3    5.1    5.2    4.9
 At expanding firms               5,379   5,032   4,826   4,988   4,738    4.8    4.5    4.3    4.4    4.1
 At opening firms                   971     897     920     909     883     .9     .8     .8     .8     .8

Gross job losses                  5,141   5,273   5,313   5,239   5,176    4.6    4.6    4.7    4.6    4.5
 At contracting firms             4,282   4,448   4,507   4,394   4,349    3.8    3.9    4.0    3.9    3.8
 At closing firms                   859     825     806     845     827     .8     .7     .7     .7     .7

Net employment change             1,209     656     433     658     445    1.1     .7     .4     .6     .4


Firm size 1 to 49 employees

Gross job gains                   3,138   3,093   3,050   3,028   3,044    9.8    9.7    9.4    9.4    9.4
 At expanding firms               2,200   2,239   2,168   2,158   2,196    6.9    7.0    6.7    6.7    6.8
 At opening firms                   938     854     882     870     848    2.9    2.7    2.7    2.7    2.6

Gross job losses                  2,844   2,867   2,847   2,898   2,808    8.9    9.0    8.8    9.0    8.6
 At contracting firms             2,020   2,077   2,074   2,089   2,015    6.3    6.5    6.4    6.5    6.2
 At closing firms                   824     790     773     809     793    2.6    2.5    2.4    2.5    2.4

Net employment change               294     226     203     130     236     .9     .7     .6     .4     .8


Firm size 50 to 249 employees

Gross job gains                   1,022   1,081   1,014   1,034   1,026    5.0    5.3    4.9    4.9    4.9
 At expanding firms                 991   1,044     980   1,003     996    4.8    5.1    4.7    4.8    4.8
 At opening firms                    31      37      34      31      30     .2     .2     .2     .1     .1

Gross job losses                    869     935     959     930     875    4.2    4.5    4.6    4.4    4.1
 At contracting firms               839     907     931     899     845    4.1    4.4    4.5    4.3    4.0
 At closing firms                    30      28      28      31      30     .1     .1     .1     .1     .1

Net employment change               153     146      55     104     151     .8     .8     .3     .5     .8


Firm size 250 or more employees

Gross job gains                   2,190   1,755   1,682   1,835   1,551    3.7    2.9    2.8    3.0    2.5
 At expanding firms               2,188   1,749   1,678   1,827   1,546    3.7    2.9    2.8    3.0    2.5
 At opening firms                     2       6       4       8       5     .0     .0     .0     .0     .0

Gross job losses                  1,428   1,471   1,507   1,411   1,493    2.4    2.4    2.5    2.3    2.4
 At contracting firms             1,423   1,464   1,502   1,406   1,489    2.4    2.4    2.5    2.3    2.4
 At closing firms                     5       7       5       5       4     .0     .0     .0     .0     .0

Net employment change               762     284     175     424      58    1.3     .5     .3     .7     .1


(1) Total gross job gains and gross job losses by firm are lower
    than total gross job gains and gross job losses by establishment,
    as some establishment gains and losses within a firm are offset during the aggregation process.

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Last Modified Date: November 19, 2014
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